Greece is falling apart and it could affect us all
This basic rundown will get you up to date on what's happening and help you sound smart at parties.
A rare Q&A with America’s first special envoy for gay rights
Diplomat Randy Berry talks about US progress — and global challenges to LGBT equality.
Greece is on the precipice. This time for real
In the staring contest that is Greece vs. its creditors, no one has blinked.
Greek bailout extension refused
Eurozone ministers agreed Saturday that Greece's bailout program should expire as planned on June 30.
Obama reassures France after 'unacceptable' NSA spying
US-FRANCE-WIKILEAKS:Obama reassures France after 'unacceptable' NSA spying
Greece and its creditors inch closer to a deal
US-EUROZONE-GREECE-NEGOTIATOR:Greek negotiator Tsakalotos says closer to deal, must be viable
Greece tries to save euro zone from disaster by taxing the rich
But deal or no deal, Greece and its creditors have a long road ahead.
Lady Gaga is making Azerbaijan’s human rights abusers look good — and that’s bad
Commentary: The celebrity not only needs to apologize but also to donate her large fee for performing at the European Games to the families of political prisoners.
In Athens, flag-waving Greeks rally to show support for euro
The several thousand demonstrators represented a broad cross-section of Greek society from young mothers with toddlers in tow to students, working professionals and pensioners.
There’s a line of Balkan countries waiting to join the EU — and they’re getting impatient
The EU, however, is in no hurry to open up.
Greek financial reform proposal raises hope for last-minute debt deal
Greece's international lenders raised hopes for a desperately needed bailout agreement this week to save Athents from default and a possible euro exit, despite failing to reach a d
European cyber police unit to take on Islamic State propaganda
The team will begin operations in July.
The long-feared 'Grexit' could soon become a reality
If neither side blinks, that is. Months of stalemate reach a climax today, as officials from the IMF and the euro zone meet over a last-ditch credit deal to keep Greece afloat.
It's make-or-break time for Greece
Athens announced a frenzied round of meetings Sunday on the eve of a summit that could determine whether Greece crashes out of the euro zone.
Wary Greeks decide it's time to stash their money in their mattresses
It's not a run on the banks ... yet.
Call it an arms race
Russia and NATO are gearing up, just in case.
Dutch pediatricians back right to die for children under 12
A change in the law wold bring the Netherlands in line with Belgium, which in 2014 became the first country in the world to allow euthanasia for young children.
The world has gone retro: Russia and NATO are making the Cold War hot again
Analysis: There’s an arms race, war games and even nuclear saber-rattling. But some important things have changed since the old Cold War.
Pope Francis is lighting up his Twitter feed with climate change truth bombs
His environmental encyclical 'Laudato Si' is 184 pages long. Thankfully, he's cutting it down for those of us on the internet.
There are now more refugees around the world than any other time in the last 50 years
The world is breaking the wrong kinds of records.
Greek islanders are breaking the law to help thousands of desperate migrants
Some 20,000 refugees have arrived in Lesvos since January. But the island struggles to cope, lacking funds and manpower.
Greece is looking really lonely these days
Time to blink? Isolated but defiant, Greece faces showdown with creditors.
The Pope appears to have accepted the science of climate change
And it's potentially game-changing.
Animal-lovers demand answers over Tbilisi zoo killing spree (PHOTOS)
After freak floods in Georgia swept away hundreds of zoo animals, there are now revelations that police shot many of the escaped creatures dead.
Europe's far-right leaders just formed one united bloc in EU parliament
Marine Le Pen, Geert Wilders and far-right leaders from Italy, Austria and Belgium are all on board.
France and Italy clash as migrant stand-off opens EU rift
More than 250 are stuck at the common border, waiting to enter France so they can move on to other countries within Europe.
Lions and tigers and bears! Literally on the loose! Also so is Omar al-Bashir!
It's a dream headline, but definitely not all fun and games. At least 10 people died in Tbilisi, after floods overwhelmed a local zoo and set animals free from their cages.
10 dead as tigers and lions roam Tbilisi after floods
Lions, tigers, bears and other wild animals escaped from a zoo in the Georgian capital Tbilisi Sunday, adding to chaos caused by flooding that has killed at least 10 people.
Swedish prince weds former glamour model
Flag-waving Swedes and royals celebrated Saturday as reality show starlet Sofia Hellqvist became a real-life princess as she married Prince Carl Philip.
Moldova's prime minister quits over 'fake diploma' scandal
Moldovan Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici announced his resignation on Friday, just four months into the job, after being accused of faking his education credentials.
Over 90 percent of the world's population wants zero carbon emissions
Climate change skeptics aren’t just fighting the science. There's a powerful tide of public opinion against them.